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Way Jambu ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.5

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Way Jambu break guidePhoto by: Shane

Way Jambu Surf Guide

Way Jambu in Sumatra is an exposed reef and point break that has consistent surf. May-Oct (Dry Season) is the optimum time of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest.There is a left hand point break here. Best around high tide. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

Way Jambu Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReef and pointIcon  s54.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
29.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Way Jambu:

The best conditions reported for surf at Way Jambu occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Way Jambu (for consistent clean waves)?

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Way Jambu with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 51% of the time in April while 49% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
51%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
49%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
0%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Way Jambu Location Map

Interactive Way Jambu surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Way Jambu is Padang Kemiling (Bengkulu) Airport (BKS) in Indonesia, which is 249 km (155 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Way Jambu is Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin Ii (Palembang) Airport (PLM), also in Indonesia, 283 km (176 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Way Jambu Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 9 May 2021, 02:38 Local Time
Sunday 09
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 1.4
SSW
2.0
SSW
1.8
SSW
2.0
SSW
Period (s) 18 18 17 17
Wind (km/h) 10
ENE 10
ENE 5
SSE 10
S
Wind State off cross-
off
cross cross-
on

Swell History at Way Jambu

Surf stats for Way Jambu, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Way Jambu

Wind stats for Way Jambu, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Way Jambu. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.3
    Reliability: consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    6km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s44.3
    Reliability: consistent
    13km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    21km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.3
    Reliability: consistent
    21km away

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